The Task Force heard from a wide variety of experts and studied academic reports and technical materials before compiling a list of ten recommendations to protect the rights of the accused in body camera jurisdictions. NACDL cautiously endorses the continued and wider use of body cameras if implemented with the policy recommendations outlined in this report. With these protections in place, body cameras have the potential to better document encounters between police officers and citizens while mitigating competing concerns about their potential for misuse or abuse.
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News of Interest
- Editorial: Police body cameras are a plus, not a panacea, November 15, 2018
- NACDL News Release, March 15, 2017
- National report backs up civil rights concerns on JSO body cameras, by Ben Conarck, The Florida Times-Union, March 15, 2017
- Public Defense News, American Bar Association, March 16, 2017
- Report examines best practices for officer body cameras, by Andrew Hazzard, The Daily Republic, March 17, 2017 (See also Duluth News Tribune and West Fargo Pioneer.)
- Criminal defense group releases recommendations for body cameras, by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, March 22, 2017
- Justice Roundtable Newsletter, April 3, 2017
- Sheriff's Office releases guidelines for body cameras, by Ben Conarck, The Florida Times Union, June 1, 2017
- Key recommendations for policing body cameras | Opinion, by Daniella Gordon, The Star-Ledger, June 23, 2017
- All eyes on the streets as Jacksonville cops prepared to record their beats, by Ben Conarck, The Florida Times-Union, June 23, 2017
- New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases, by Eric Westervelt, NPR, August 8, 2017
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